Ice Cream Addition and Subtraction Math Center

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Add a cool twist to math centers with this ice cream themed activity. Kindergarteners or first graders can practice adding and subtracting to 20 while playing this fun game. This center works great for an end of year Ice Cream Day or for summer learning.

Students match scoops of ice cream (4 per set) with addition/subtraction equations to the ice cream cone with the correct total. For added fun, store the game materials in an empty ice cream box.

This math center includes:

- 45 game pieces (9 ice cream cones and 36 scoops of ice cream)

- Recording Sheets (colored and blackline) with Answer Key

- Teacher and Student direction sheets

- Bonus ideas for whole group

- Blanks for differentiation and ink-saving

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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